gyre

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin gȳrus (circle), from Ancient Greek γῦρος (gûros). Doublet of gyro and gyrus.

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Noun[edit]

gyre (plural gyres)

  1. A swirling vortex.
  2. A circular current, especially a large-scale ocean current.
  3. A circular motion, or a circle described by a moving body; a turn or revolution; a circuit.
    • Dryden
      Quick and more quick he spins in giddy gyres.
    • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
      Still expanding and ascending gyres.
    • William Butler Yeats
      Turning and turning in the widening gyre
      The falcon cannot hear the falconer []

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Verb[edit]

gyre (third-person singular simple present gyres, present participle gyring, simple past and past participle gyred)

  1. (intransitive) to whirl

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

gȳre

  1. vocative singular of gȳrus